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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Adios, Amigo!"

To quote Point Break and the late, GREAT Patrick Swayze.

2 wonderful men passed away yesterday, Patrick Swayze and Jim Carroll. Most of you, I'm sure are well aware of the first but some may never have heard of the later.


I've discussed my love for Jim Carroll previously on this blog. I became obsessed with all things Andy Warhol in high school which led to my love for Carroll, so much so that I did my entire research project my senior year research class on him. I was trying to prove he was the last real beatnik... I was a very deep 17 year old girl, who listened to punk rock, loved guys in bands, work doc martins, may have had purplish hair at one point, wore a pair of boys jeans, along with being an honor student and cheerleader... Yes it was an interesting mix... my mother was heartbroken and swore I might be a lesbian...but that's another story for another time...

And now... Patrick Swayze, I am truly saddened by the news of his passing. He was a wonderfully talented man who I first fell in love with in The Outsiders and North & South. (FYI- We lived in Baton Rouge during the filming of North & South and my mom was supposed to be an extra...another long story) Mr. Swayze thank you for bringing us all some wonderful movies and characters that will live on forever.

To me you will also be Johnny Castle... and maybe Dalton...yeah always a lil Dalton.

Thank you Mr. Swayze, you will be forever loved and forever missed...

Thank you for giving us this...

4 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I know! Yesterday was such a sad day! Dirty Dancing will never be the same.

Nicole said...

i was in shock when i heard Patrick had passed..i guess you just think these people aren't human..and nothing can happen to them...there has been a large amount of loss this year...

Lucky in Love said...

This is just too sad :(

Southern Web Girl said...

Hey! I was also a very deep 17 year old girl, who listened to punk rock, loved guys in bands, wore doc martins, may have had BLUEish hair at one point, wore a pair of boys jeans, along with being an honor student and FLUTE PLAYER. hahaha

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